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Definition: Cherimoya

Also called a "custard apple," the cherimoya is a heart-shaped fruit with a fragrant, sweet, custard-like flesh. It tastes like a blend of pineapple, mango, and strawberry. This exotic fruit has a multifaceted green exterior, and a cream-colored interior filled with large black seeds.

Originally native to the Andes mountains, the cherimoya, which grows on an evergreen tree, is now popular everywhere.

When left at room temperature, the fruit will ripen within two to seven days, and can be enjoyed on its own, in smoothies, or as a topping on ice cream.


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details2 details2 9 years
I used to live on Cheremoya Ave... now I know... sounds delicious.
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
Bisque - they do :) but chirimoya has a more grainy texture, where Anon (that's what we call it in Spanish) is more creamy. I loved both when i was growing up in Cuba :)
Bisque Bisque 9 years
The look like Local Atis. I do wonder if they taste the same.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
They're great and sooo delicious! Eating them with a spoon is the best way to, well.. eat them ;)
brilliance13 brilliance13 9 years
yum i love them! I used to eat them frequently in Taiwan
suziryder suziryder 9 years
I had never had these, and my fiance and I saw them at a farmer's market. We bought a couple, and the girl selected really ripe ones so we could eat them that night. Well, we never got to eating them and by the next day they were too soft! So I still haven't tried these!
flyingroo flyingroo 9 years
Kea, that's exactly what you need to do, take out the seeds and enjoy the pulp. The consistency and texture is quite unique. This is one fruit that you either love it or hate it.
gigill gigill 9 years
This fruit sounds yummy but looks gross, ick.
courtneyrachel courtneyrachel 9 years
when i was in spain, we used to eat them with a spoon, sort of how you would eat watermelon if it was too mushy to slice.
kea718 kea718 9 years
I meant seeds, not seads
kea718 kea718 9 years
I see these at the grocery store all the time but have never tried them. This is kind of a stupid question, but how do you eat them? Do you just pick out the seads and eat?
anniebananie anniebananie 9 years
yumm i love these, they are very popular in Brazil too bad i can't find them here
OhFish OhFish 9 years
An aunt in Oklahoma discovered these last summer and has raved about them since! We've been unable to find them again anywhere. They sound delicious!
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